Making Space: Four hundred and fifty-nine pots broken for you, Workshop & Discussion

Gabriella Gilmore

Archive Events & Talks (27 January 2020, 3.00pm - 5.00pm)
Each year Fabrica makes its space available to artists to test new ground in their practice, opening up the possibility to use the space in imaginative ways and experiment with new ways of working.
This January Fabrica is hosting a work-in-progress by young artist, Gabriella Gilmore that explores Cognitive Dissonance and how it works as a creative psychological tool, via two workshops, an installation and a performance where 459 pinch pots will be destroyed. Through this process Gabriella is seeking to broaden the discussion about our everyday encounter with dissonance and understand more about how to realise it as a concept through material and performative methods.

This workshop contains two sessions. Participants must ensure they are available for both dates.

Making Pots Workshop & discussion - Monday 27th January, 6-8pm

Breaking Pots Workshop - Tuesday 28th January, 6-8pm

The first session provides the opportunity for participants to make clay pinch pots whilst discussing cognitive dissonance as a theory, including examining dissonances within life, culture and politics and exploring how it can be used as a motivational tool. The pinch pots will then be left to dry overnight. The second session, which takes place on the following day, will involve participants ritualistically destroying thier own pots as a performative act.

On Thursday 30 January Gabriella will present her own, larger version of this process by presenting 459 pinch pots as an installation, before leading a performance to destroy it. This will be followed by an informal Q&A with the artist.

As part of her Making Space residency, Gabriella is planning to document the whole process and what she is learning through it, as an illustrated document.
Gabriella Gillmore afternoon workshop

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